WORKERS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/WORKERS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Sierra Leone struggles in Ebola isolation effort http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436375-68/sierra-leone-health-freetown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58436375-68/sierra-leone-health-freetown.html.csp">Sierra Leone struggles in Ebola isolation effort</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00">Updated Sep 20, 2014 09:51PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freetown, Sierra Leone • Some in Sierra Leone ran away from their homes Saturday and others clashed with health workers trying to bury dead Ebola victims as the country struggled through the second day of an unprecedented lockdown to combat the deadly disease. Despite these setbacks, officials said most of Sierra Leone’s 6 million people were complying with orders to stay at home as nearly 30,000 volunteers and health care workers fanned out across the country to distribute soap and information...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584363752014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-20T21:51:02.03-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58436375@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:51:02 MDT Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434081-68/sierra-ebola-health-leone.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58434081-68/sierra-ebola-health-leone.html.csp">Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CLARENCE</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">ROY-MACAULAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 06:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Freetown, Sierra Leone • Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages. In a desperate effort to bring the outbreak under control, thousands of health care workers began going house to house in crowded urban neighborhoods and remote villages, hoping to find and isolate infected people. President Ernest Bai Koroma urge...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584340812014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-19T18:59:05.518-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58434081@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:59:05 MDT Microsoft cutting 2,100 workers across the country http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433308-79/microsoft-2100-ceo-workers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58433308-79/microsoft-2100-ceo-workers.html.csp">Microsoft cutting 2,100 workers across the country</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dina Bass</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T12:55:02.542-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 12:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seattle - Microsoft fired 2,100 workers Thursday, part of a plan announced in July to eliminate 18,000 jobs to streamline the workforce and integrate the acquisition of Nokia’s handset unit. The job reductions will take place across the company in various divisions, said Peter Wootton, a spokesman for Microsoft. In the Puget Sound, Wash. region, where Microsoft is based, 747 people are being cut. Nadella has been aggressive in making changes since he became CEO in February, replacing Steve Ballm...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58433308@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:55:02 MDT Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428727-79/holiday-percent-workers-hiring.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58428727-79/holiday-percent-workers-hiring.html.csp">Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO and PAUL WISEMAN </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 03:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl’s plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they plan to hire for the holiday season. Collectively, such hiring could reach its highest point this year for stores since 1999, when the economy was roaring and the Great Recession was still eight years away. Credit the combination ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584287272014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-18T15:22:53.639-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58428727@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:22:53 MDT Abuse allegations leveled against New Mexico dairy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425895-79/dairy-mexico-animal-cows.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58425895-79/dairy-mexico-animal-cows.html.csp">Abuse allegations leveled against New Mexico dairy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T16:27:01.351-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque • The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods. Board officials confirmed the investigation into the practices at the Winchester Dairy near Dexter on Tuesday. They were working on interviewing the activist and tracking down the wor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584258952014-09-17T16:27:01.351-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-17T16:27:01.351-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58425895@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:27:01 MDT Washington Post: Slowly moving against Ebola http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424414-82/health-ebola-obama-response.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58424414-82/health-ebola-obama-response.html.csp">Washington Post: Slowly moving against Ebola</a></h4>